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Thaddaeus in Wikipedia
Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is generally
identified with Thaddeus, and is also variously called Jude of
James, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus or Lebbaeus. He is
sometimes identified with Jude, "brother" of Jesus, but is
clearly distinguished from Judas Iscariot, another disciple
and later the betrayer of Jesus.
The Armenian Apostolic Church honors Thaddeus along with Saint
Bartholomew as its patron saints. In the Roman Catholic Church
he is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes.
Saint Jude's attribute is a club. He is also often shown in
icons with a flame around his head. This represents his
presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with
the other apostles. Another common attribute is Jude holding
an image of Jesus Christ, in the image of Edessa. In some
instances he may be shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle
of Jude) or holding a carpenter's rule...